• Slide H

    “I would like to take the opportunity to say that Derek was absolutely amazing, and on behalf of myself and the other two delegates we would like to thank you for sorting the course out so quickly and efficiently in our hour of need! We will use your services again and most definitely would recommend to others with flying colours!"
    Southern Gravel, Surrey

  • Slide F

    “I now have more competent knowledge and confidence in looking after children and keeping them safe"
    Elmbridge Borough Council, Surrey

  • Slide I

    "The staff feedback from the session was as usual excellent"
    West Thames College, London

  • Slide J

    “Very enjoyable and informative day, really enjoyed the hands on practical stuff. Brilliant delivery"
    Stopgap Dance Company, Surrey

  • Slide C

    “Really enjoyed it!” - "That was the best First Aid training I've ever attended. Learned a lot and the trainer was VERY knowledgeable and professional. Thank you!"
    Rainbow Day Nursery and Pre-School, Chertsey

  • Slide A

    “A fantastic course and my staff learnt a great deal. Danny is a great trainer"
    Silent Pool Distillers, Surrey

  • Slide D

    “It is part of my role to book training for staff and then read feedback forms in order to be able to find the most suitable course and in all honesty, I have been here for nearly 5 years and this is the first time I have seen so much written on feedback forms, especially positive comments”
    Guildford Borough Council

  • Slide E

    “We all found the training to be top quality and the trainer was very knowledgeable and his method of delivery was fantastic and kept everyone engaged – please pass on our thanks to Mike." Chez Vous Events Ltd, Surrey

  • Slide B

    “Trainer was excellent, full of knowledge from real life experience! Very engaging, good pace and created a great learning environment”
    Round and Round the Gardens Childcare, Woking

  • Slide G

    “I would like to say that Bob our trainer was (as is usual with Surrey First Aid) excellent, he was very knowledgeable and gave good clear information explaining the hows and whys as he went along. The real life scenarios were so realistic"
    The German School, London

Welcome to the Surrey First Aid Training news page. Here you will be able to find everything you need to know about the recent First Aid regulation updates and any other helpful information.

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Girl, nine, passes away from a severe allergic reaction

Girl, nine, passes away from a severe allergic reaction

Nine year old Nainika Tikoo from London tragically passed away on 22nd May after a severe anaphylactic reaction from dairy free pancakes with blackberries.

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Citizen AID launches new public information video

Citizen AID launches new public information video

Citizen AID has launched a new public information video to show how ordinary people can deliver life-saving first aid to the injured members of the public around them following an explosion.

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Recovery position

Recovery position

Placing unconscious infants and children in the recovery position has been proven in studies to increase their recovery over more radical manoeuvres in an effort to restore consciousness.

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Students save the life of their trainer

Students save the life of their trainer

Initially the students thought their trainer David Knowles was role-playing after he suffered a cardiac arrest.

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Our advice on treating a baby or child with a suspected head injury

Our advice on treating a baby or child with a suspected head injury

The NICE guidelines do not state that a cold compress in the form of an ice pack should be applied to a head injury. 

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First Aid Requirements for construction sites

First Aid Requirements for construction sites

Are you in the construction industry and wondering what your first aid requirements are for your workers and site?

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Diabetes

Diabetes

Diabetes is a condition where blood sugar levels cannot be controlled by the body. 

There are two types of diabetic episode:

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Haemostatic dressings and tourniquets in First Aid Kits

Haemostatic dressings and tourniquets in First Aid Kits

The European Resuscitation Council have recently reviewed a number of first aid protocols and now suggest that there is a need in certain circumstances to include haemostatic dressings and tourniquets. 

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Guidance on First Aid for Schools

Guidance on First Aid for Schools

GOV.UK provide guidance documentation for governing bodies, school leaders and schools staff to assist with ensuring the setting has appropriate First Aid provision, please click here to view the Guidance for First Aid in Schools.

Surrey First Aid Training can also provide guidance on courses and legal requirements for your setting.

https://www.surreyfirstaid.com/your-legal-requirements/schools.html

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Wound management

Wound management

The new First Aid guidelines state that in wound management it is no longer recognised that the elevation of a wound assists in stopping bleeding. 

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'The first-aid lessons that saved my brother'

'The first-aid lessons that saved my brother'

A boy of ten saved his brother's life using first-aid skills he learned on a school visit to a hospital just days before!

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Emergency SMS

Emergency SMS

Did you know that you can send an SMS text message to the UK 999 service where it will be passed to the police, ambulance, fire rescue, or coastguard?

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Automated External Defibrillator (AED) awareness training

Automated External Defibrillator (AED) awareness training

According to the British Heart Foundation, in the 1960s more than 7 out of 10 heart attacks in the UK were fatal. Today at least 7 out of 10 people survive. Two of the most important factors influencing survival are the early use of effective CPR and early defibrillation. Defibrillation is achieved by the use of an automatic external defibrillator (AED).

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Anaphylaxis Campaign - Adrenaline Auto-Injectors to be held in all schools

Anaphylaxis Campaign - Adrenaline Auto-Injectors to be held in all schools

***NEW LEGISLATION ALLOWS “SPARE” EMERGENCY ADRENALINE AUTO-INJECTORS IN SCHOOLS***

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First Aid Kits for Babies

First Aid Kits for Babies

Want to know what to put in a first aid kit for babies? Let us tell you!

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Safer sleep

Safer sleep

The Lullaby Trust provides emotional support for bereaved families, promotes expert advice on safer baby sleep and raises awareness of sudden infant death.

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Guidance on infection control

Guidance on infection control

The latest EYFS document published in March 2017 (page 27) includes a link to guidance published by Public Health England specifically for schools and childcare settings on infection control for various conditions (including conjunctivitis) which sets out when and for how long children need to be excluded, when treatment/medication is required and where to get further advice. 

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UK Resuscitation Guidelines

UK Resuscitation Guidelines

Did you know that the UK Resuscitation Council has developed and published evidence-based guidelines which set out the interventions and practices that are most likely to achieve successful resuscitation from cardiac arrest?

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Defibrillators in Schools Campaign

Defibrillators in Schools Campaign

The latest information from the Sudden Adult Death Trust (SADS UK) is that their Big Shock Campaign to get more defibrillators in schools has been a huge success. SADS UK had a meeting with Policymakers at the Department of Education and as a consequence they have advised schools to consider purchasing a defibrillator as part of their first aid equipment.

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Young Girl uses First Aid technique by reading 'Hunger Games' novel to help friend

Young Girl uses First Aid technique by reading 'Hunger Games' novel to help friend

A young girl in the USA used a technique she read about in a 'Hunger Games' novel and used it to tie a tourniquet around a friend's open leg wound.

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